DEWA extends its strategic partnership with German software firm SAP

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer & Mr. Christian Klein discussing collaboration

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has explored means of collaboration with SAP SE, a German multinational software company.

This came during a meeting between HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and Mr. Christian Klein, CEO and member of the Executive Board of SAP-SE. The meeting was attended by a number of DEWA senior executives and officers.

During the meeting, Mr. Al Tayer stressed the importance of exchanging global best practices and experiences between the two sides. Bilateral areas of cooperation include innovation, digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data analysis, and cloud computing, among others.

Mr. Al Tayer commended the strategic partnership between DEWA and SAP, which began in 2009 when DEWA implemented the SAP Wave 1 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to measure, integrate and automate all DEWA’s operations to provide the highest level of service to its customers, employees, and partners.

Bilateral relations between the two organizations later expanded to include the Data Hub for Integrated Solutions (Moro). Since 2018, Moro has been the authorized provider of the SAP-Hana platform for enterprise cloud services. 

This year, Moro has been certified by SAP as a partner of RISE. It is the first local provider to be certified in the UAE to provide secure and cloud-based SAP services. SAP also supported Moro’s green data center, the largest solar-powered center in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region that is designed to obtain a Tier-III certificate from the Uptime Institute, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.

Earlier this year, DEWA announced a partnership between Moro, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of DEWA, and SAP. The initiative allows government and private entities to unlock new efficiencies with intelligent automation across their mission-critical processes, which will be hosted from state-of-the-art Moro Hub’s data centers, complying with data residency and cyber security requirements of the UAE.

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